COMPTROLLER OF MARYLAND

DEFUNCT UNITS


ACCOUNTING
Under Administration and Finance Division, renamed Accounting and Commodity Procurements in Aug. 1997.

ACCOUNTING & COMMODITY PROCUREMENTS
Under Administration and Finance Division, renamed Accounting in 1998.

ACCOUNTING & SYSTEMS SUPPORT, BUSINESS TAX AUDITS, FISCAL ADMINISTRATION, & UNCLAIMED PROPERTY
Under Compliance Division.

ADMINISTRATION
Under Revenue Administration Division, reformed as Administration and Special Projects.

ADMINISTRATION, DATA PROCESSING, & POST-AUDITS SECTION
Under General Accounting Division, renamed Administration, Office Systems, and Development Section in Oct. 1998.

ALCOHOL & TOBACCO TAX BUREAU
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Bureau began in 1936 as Alcoholic Beverages Division. It was consolidated with Tobacco Tax Unit in 1975 as Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division. In 1993, it was renamed Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Unit, and became a division again in 1999. Through reorganization in Jan. 2004, division reformed as Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Bureau and transferred to Regulatory and Enforcement Division. In June 2007, it became part of Motor-Fuel, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Regulatory Division.

Bureau enforced certain alcoholic beverage and tobacco tax laws. Through Bureau, Comptroller controlled, regulated, and issued licenses for manufacture, sale, transportation, and distribution of alcoholic beverages and cigarettes into, within, and from Maryland. Twenty types of permits related to these activities were issued. Bureau also regulated advertising, promotional activities, and other trade practices in alcohol and cigarette industries.

ALCOHOL & TOBACCO TAX DIVISION
Transferred to Regulatory and Enforcement Division as Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Bureau in Jan. 2004.

BOND INDEBTEDNESS
Under Administration and Finance Division, renamed Capital Grants and Debt Administration in Aug. 1997.

BRANCH OPERATIONS
Under Revenue Administration Division.

BUDGET
Under Administration and Finance Division, renamed Budget and Contract Administration in Aug. 1997.

BUDGET & CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION
Under Administration and Finance Division, renamed Budget in 1998.

BUDGET & FINANCE DIVISION
Renamed Administration and Finance Division in 1996.

CAPITAL GRANTS & DEBT ADMINISTRATION
Under Administration and Finance Division, renamed Capital Grants and Loans Section in 1998.

CAPITAL GRANTS & LOANS SECTION
Under Administration and Finance Division, renamed Debt Administration Section in 1999.

CENTRAL SERVICES
Under Administration and Finance Division, renamed Support Services in Aug. 1997.

COLLECTIONS, COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS, & HEARING & APPEALS
Under Compliance Division.

COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS & UNCLAIMED PROPERTY
Under Compliance Division, renamed Compliance Programs and Personal Income Tax Collections.

DATA PROCESSING DIVISION
Renamed Information Technology Division in July 1999.

FIELD ENFORCEMENT BUREAU
Under Field Enforcement Division.

FIELD ENFORCEMENT DIVISION
In Jan. 2004, merged with Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division to form Regulatory and Enforcement Division.

FINANCIAL SYSTEMS
Under Data Processing Division, renamed Financial Application System in July 1997.

FLEET MANAGEMENT
Under Administration and Finance Division, renamed Fleet Administration in Aug. 1997.

HEARINGS & APPEALS, & PERSONAL INCOME TAX COLLECTIONS
Under Compliance Division, restructured as Hearings and Appeals.

HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICE
Under Deputy Comptroller, renamed Office of Personnel Services in 1999.

INVESTIGATIVE SERVICES UNIT
Under Compliance Division, moved to Field Enforcement Division in 1999.

LEGAL SERVICES
Under Revenue Administration Division, reorganized as Legal Services and Forms.

MOTOR CARRIER SERVICES SECTION
Under Motor Fuel Tax Unit, merged with Registration to form Licensing and Registration in 1998.

MOTOR-FUEL, ALCOHOL & TOBACCO TAX REGULATORY DIVISION
In June 2007, Motor-Fuel, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Regulatory Division formed to oversee two units: Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Bureau; and Motor Fuel Tax Bureau. Division administered laws and regulations concerned with manufacturing, storage, transportation, sale, and distribution of alcoholic beverages, tobacco, and motor fuels. Division also collected related excise taxes.

MOTOR FUEL TAX BUREAU
Motor Fuel Tax Bureau originated in 1929 as Gasoline Tax Division. In 1989, Division was renamed Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax Division and, in 1993, Motor Fuel Tax Unit. It became Motor Fuel Tax Division in 1999, and reformed as Motor Fuel Tax Bureau under Regulatory and Enforcement Division in Oct. 2005. In June 2007, it joined Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Bureau to form Motor-Fuel, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Regulatory Division.

To collect motor fuel and road use taxes, Bureau administered Motor Fuel Tax and Motor Carrier Tax Laws. Bureau registered and licensed motor fuel dealers, diesel fuel sellers and users, and motor carriers. For quality control, Bureau also administered and enforced Motor Fuel and Lubricants Law by registering and regulating entities that store, sell, and transport motor fuel.

Bureau was responsible for Accounting and Internal Audit.

MOTOR FUEL TAX DIVISION
In Oct. 2005, reorganized as Motor Fuel Tax Bureau, and moved under Regulatory and Enforcement Division.

OFFICE AUTOMATION & LOCAL AREA NETWORK (LAN) SUPPORT
Under Data Processing Division, renamed Office Systems in 1996.

OFFICE OF PERSONNEL SERVICES
Under Administration, renamed Office of Human Resources in April 2012.

OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS & TRAINING
In May 1999, reorganized as Office of Communications. Training functions reassigned to Office of Personnel Services.

PERSONNEL OFFICE
Formerly under Administration and Finance Division, renamed Human Resources Office and placed under Deputy Comptroller in 1997.

REGISTRATION
Under Motor Fuel Tax Unit, merged with Motor Carrier Services Section to form Licensing and Registration in 1998.

REGULATORY & ENFORCEMENT DIVISION
Reorganized in June 2007 as Field Enforcement Division.

SUPPORT SERVICES
Under Administration and Finance Division, renamed Central Services in 1998.

TAX ADMINISTRATION SYSTEMS
Under Data Processing Division, renamed Tax Application Systems in July 1997.

TAXPAYER SERVICES
Under Revenue Administration.

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